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Avatar 3 is currently sitting at 9 hours long, says insider

Avatar 3 is currently sitting at 9 hours long, says insider

According to the insider, a nine-hour cut of the film was submitted last week, and the whole thing is going to be fully VFX'd.

Tomorrow will mark 13 years since the release of Avatar, and today, the highly anticipated sequel The Way of Water has finally hit cinemas.

It’s been a very long time coming, but if its score on Rotten Tomatoes is anything to go by, it looks like it’s been worth the wait. At the time of writing, Avatar: The Way of Water has a respectable critic score of 80%, but fans have clearly been loving it even more, as it has an audience score of 95%.

Take a look at the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water below.

If you’re planning to watch the sequel, you’ll want to prepare accordingly - it’s over three hours long, so you’re going to need a lot of popcorn. However, as We Got This Covered reports, the third film in the series is currently far, far longer.

Speaking on The Hot Mic podcast, insider Jeff Sneider claimed that, according to one of his sources, a nine-hour cut of Avatar 3 exists: “So I heard something today, this is going to blow people’s minds,” he said. “Someone reached out and said [James] Cameron handed in a cut of Avatar 3 last week. […] The cut was - no joke - nine hours long.

“And apparently, he’s insisting on doing the VFX for this cut, so that all nine hours get fully VFX’d, and then he’ll cut it down, rather than figuring out what he wants and having them just do the VFX for that,” he continued. “That’s what I heard. I don’t know if that’s true, James Cameron if I’m a f**king moron please tell me, it will be the honour of my career.”

Obviously, the final product isn’t going to be nine hours long, but if it’s true that a fully VFX’d version of it is going to be made, that’s going to be one substantial director’s cut. None of this has been officially confirmed, of course, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Studios

Topics: TV And Film